A geostationary satellite is positioned 35,800 km above Earth’s surface. It takes 24 hours to complete one orbit. The radius of Earth is about 6400 km.
a) What distance does the satellite travel in 1 h? 3 h? 2.5 h? 25 h?
b) After how many hours has the satellite traveled 200,00 km?
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That is literally the only part I know how to figure out. :P
Would I just find the circumference of the orbit and then divide into chunks based on the time intervals??
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perfect, that solution sounds really good
compare answers here?
Circumference = approx. 265,016
so, 1 hr = 11,042.34 km?
3 hr = 33,127?
2.5 hr = 27,605.84?
25 hr = 276,058.34?
I think this is correct, but how would I calcualate how long it took to travel 200,000 km?
wait... I would just divide the circumference by 200,000 to find that... huh?
yep, what percentage of the circumference is 200000?
so, 18 hrs?
so flip ur idea and reverse it
divide (200000/ circumference) *100 = % of circumference
yep perfect dude
well, like 18.1 because the percent is not perfect. :P
circumference = 265150 km
it travels 265150km every 24 hours
therefore 11048 km per hour
so 3 hours = 3*11048 = 33134 km
2.5 hrs = 27619.8 km
25 hrs = 276198
and 75.43 % so 18 hrs and 6 minutes
but i recon they'll let the rounding slide in this case, sig figs an all that
Sweet, I feel a little less stupid. Thanks for working with me on this! :)
always welcome dude
Also, do you know how to use cosine functions and such? If you have a minute, I am going to post another problem. I really don't understand them. Could you help me?
dude, im sorry, is 3am here and i'm beat, so i'm gonna bail on you, sorry again, need zzzz's tho
hit up @ganeshie8 , he's my goto mathlete
haha, okay. Well thank you anyways! Have a good night!! :)